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Main 252-533-2800
Hours Mon - Fri 8:30AM - 5:00PM

Roanoke Rapids City Library

Address: 319 Roanoke Ave., Roanoke Rapids, NC 27870
Telephone: 252-533-2847 ext. 4
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Monday 9-6

Tuesday 9-6

Wednesday 9-6 

Thursday 9-5

Friday 9-2

Closed Saturday and Sunday            

Head Librarian: Leigh Ann Brodsky
Library Operations Supervisor: Vacant
Library Specialist I (Circulation Services): Leslie Harder
Library Assistant: Dennis Hollowell
Part-time Library Assistants: Mrs. Moore, Ms. Caudle


Our mission is to provide resources and information services for educational, recreational and cultural growth to the citizens of the Roanoke Valley in a Patron friendly atmosphere.

Search the library catalog here and renew books!

The Roanoke Rapids Public Library is supported by City taxpayers, The Friends of the Library, and private donations. Everyone is welcome to use the Library, but a library card is required to check out material.

These services are provided without regard to race, religion, age, education level or economic status.


A nine member Library Advisory Committee renders advice and counsel to the Library Director concerning the operation of the Library with the objective of insuring that quality library services are provided to the residents of Roanoke Rapids.  Read More


Our Library was founded in 1933 by the Roanoke Rapids Women's Club with donated books and a volunteer staff. In 1938 the Club presented the Library to the City of Roanoke Rapids. A few years later, the National Guard Amory became the new home of the Library.  Read More


The Friends of the Roanoke Rapids Public Library was organized in 1962 to help raise funds to build, furnish, equip, and maintain the current facility we enjoy today.

Meeting monthly, The Friends of the Library support and represent the Library in the community. We urge city, county and state governments to continue to increase their support for libraries. We also recruit and coordinate volunteers for all kinds of jobs that the Library needs done. Read More

Link to the Friends of the Library Facebook Page: Visit us on Facebook!


Leaf Collection Notification

  • Leaf Collection

    The Property Maintenance Department collects loose leaves November - February. Crews work an assigned route and cannot take special requests or special arrangements. Loose leaf piles should be placed behind the curb or edge of pavement without blocking the sidewalk or street. Do not rake or blow...

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